Baltimore Community Foundation Welcomes Michael J. Campbell as   Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Administration    

BALTIMORE —November 11, 2021— The Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF), which connects a diverse community of donors to build a better Baltimore, has hired Michael J. Campbell as its new chief financial officer and vice president of administration.

As CFO, Campbell will lead the execution of BCF’s financial management strategy and contribute to the stewardship of the foundation’s strategic goals. Campbell will succeed Patti Chandler, vice president of finance and administration, who has announced her intention to retire. Chandler will stay on in an advisory role through March 2022 to ensure a smooth transition.

“Patti left an indelible mark on our team through her dedicated leadership of the finance department, and we wish her well in her retirement,” said Shanaysha Sauls, CEO, Baltimore Community Foundation. “At the same time, I am pleased to welcome Mike to our leadership team. His deep experience leading financial operations across the for-profit sector coupled with his dedication to support social impact organizations make me confident that Mike will play an important role in strengthening BCF’s impact.”

Campbell joins BCF’s executive team with 30 years of experience in senior-level financial and operational roles across the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. Before accepting this role, Campbell was the chief financial and accounting officer for a multi-billion-dollar pension fund, where he was responsible for leading the finance, accounting and investment operations since 2017. Prior to that, he served as the vice president of finance for an $8 billion global professional services firm for 16 years.

“I look forward to applying my skills and knowledge to support an organization that has a long legacy of championing positive change in Baltimore, a city that means so much to me and my family,” said Campbell. “I’m humbled to work alongside such a talented and passionate team to execute the organization’s priorities, support community growth and enhance value for our fundholders.”

Campbell currently serves as the chairman of the board for the Gluten Intolerance Group and volunteers with Habitat for Humanity. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University.

About BCF 
For nearly 50 years, the Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF) has connected people who are passionate about their city and purposeful in their philanthropy. BCF amplifies donors’ philanthropy with strategic grants, impact investments, special initiatives, and advocacy to strengthen schools and neighborhoods. Visit www.bcf.org to discover meaningful giving, invest your funds wisely, and join a diverse community working for a better Baltimore.

Contact: 
Michelle Subbiondo
Abel Communications for BCF
michelle@abelcommunications.com
(443) 465-4193

+ posts
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email
Newsroom Sidebar

Media Contact:

Kate Sam

Communications Officer

Kate Sam

Communications Officer

How Can We Help?

Kate Sam

Communications Officer
410-332-4171 ext. 181

Building Stronger Neighborhoods Regionwide

We have a nearly 30-year history of offering grants to resident-led groups and community projects in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. These grants give residents the resources they need to accomplish a small project, get more people involved, and encourage the next generation of neighborhood leaders. We also fund programs that support the development of leaders of all ages who are working to improve their neighborhoods and schools. Our support is intended to help identify, activate, inform and network leaders. And finally, we believe when schools and neighborhoods team up to improve their school and community, meaningful and lasting change can be made. We are interested in funding proposals in which the students and adults in schools collaborate intentionally with community residents, neighborhood associations, and other individuals, groups, and institutions in the area surrounding a school.

School Leadership

We believe that attracting and retaining effective and diverse school leaders is a key lever for change in Baltimore's educational landscape, and so we fund school leadership development efforts at the district and individual school level. We are interested in funding proposals that focus on principal coaching, mentoring, peer networking, wellness/self-care, as well as pipelines that identify and develop new leaders. We will also continue to support efforts that build a culture of appreciation and encouragement for school leaders.

How Can We Help?

Melissa McC. Warlow
Director, Baker Fund Grants Program
410-332-4172 x150

Apply for a Grant

Our on-line application system provides applicants with a portal to start a new grant application or to continue updating an application already in process. Please be sure to select the “Save and Finish Later” button when you are finished working on your application in order to save your current session’s work. At any time during the application process you can select the “Contact Us” button in the top right corner of the screen and you will be able to send an email to the Baltimore Community Foundation staff with specific questions. 

To be considered for funding, proposals must be submitted through the online application portal, however, we provide a PDF version of the application along with other useful forms here for your reference:   

When you are ready please select one of the following options:

OPTION 1

I have not applied for BCF funding online in the past.
Select this option if you have never used our website to apply for a grant from BCF.

OPTION 2

I previously applied for BCF funding online in the past.
Select this option if you have applied for any of BCF’s grants using our website. Your profile may still be in our system and you may login using your account.

Place-based Grantmaking in Selected School Communities

We have allocated funds for two geographical areas that bookend a crucial corridor on the Westside of Baltimore City: Howard Park /Forest Park area (served by Calvin Rodwell Elementary Middle School and Liberty Elementary), and Reservoir Hill/Penn North area (served by Dorothy I Height Elementary). In these three schools and their surrounding neighborhoods, we will support projects and activities designed to make the communities safe, clean, green and vibrant; and improve the quality of the schools. Some projects may be neighborhood-focused, some school-focused and others collaborative projects between the schools and their respective communities.

Early Learning & Judy Centers

High quality early childhood education has a lifelong effect on students. Through our Early Learning grant program, we are interested in system-wide early childhood education proposals that will help Baltimore City and County's youngest learners, and their families, get the start they need. Nonprofit organizations that offer programs and/or services to Judy Centers are encouraged to contact the centers directly to explore partnership opportunities.

How Can We Help?

John A. Gilpin

J.D., CAP®,AEP®

Director of Planned Gifts
410-332-4171 ext. 132

How Can We Help?

Cathy Brill

Executive Director
Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Charitable Foundation